Please contact Jonathan Selvasegaram jonselva@react.org for more information about our services in Korea.

REACT partner Myriad Intellectual Property provides one-stop services for all-round IPR infringement matters in Korea – border protection, Internet monitoring/enforcement, investigation, market enforcement, legal enforcement and lobbying relevant authorities. Due to the complicated IPR enforcement procedures and systems in Korea, we take consultative approaches to best address members’ IPR infringement issues in the country based on the extensive experiences of our in-house lawyers and enforcement experts.

Our services in Korea

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)

Country Procedures

  • Customs application available
  • Customs application valid for 3 years from the registered date (or earlier if the expiry date of trademark registration or the expiry date of PoA reaches before the expiry of Customs registered date)
  • Customs act ex officio for most cases
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 7 working days (5 working days for perishable goods)
  • Deadline for importer to response to seizure is 7 working days (5 working days for perishable goods)
  • Police and public prosecutors are tasked with taking criminal action against infringers
  • Remedies available under criminal law: imprisonment (up to 7 years), fine (up to 80,000 Euro) and Proof of knowledge of counterfeiting is required
  • Malicious intent of fraud needs to be proved for criminal liability
  • Provisional injunctions available
  • Damages available via civil or administrative actions